Pseudo-Dementia

        Severe depression in the elderly can masquerade as senility or dementia and has many of the same symptoms of difficulty with memory and concentration as well as loss of interest in normal activities. There may even be irritability and difficulty getting along with family members, spouse and friends. It is important and at times even life-saving to differentiate this depression from dementia so that the individual can receive treatment and return to a normal life. This form of depression responds well to treatment.

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